209 West Roanoke Street

Blacksburg, VA 24060




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Where in the world is Wesley?

Roanoke District Youth Weekend


For Such a Time as This...

Esther 4: 14

Registration is below for the upcoming Roanoke District Wesley Weekend Youth Retreat March 1-3. 

Our theme this year is "Stories: For Such a Time as This..."


Leadership provided by the wonderful VT Wesley students. 


Register below by February 19th


The link can also be found on the district website:  www.RoanokeUMC.org

The cost of the weekend is $20 per person and should be brought Friday night of the retreat.  Checks should be payable to the Roanoke District UMC.  Registration opens at 6:00 PM at Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech (209 West Roanoke Street, Blacksburg) with ice cream, but no dinner on Friday.  Three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. 

Questions or offers of help can be directed to Rev. Bret Gresham at:  wesfound@vt.edu or Paula Coker-Jones at: pcjesj01@gmail.com

Remember each church’s youth leaders are responsible for following their Safe Sanctuaries policies and having their church’s “permission/contact” information with them.

The retreat planners look forward to welcoming you and your youth to what they hope is an awesome experience. 



6:00 - 7:00 - Registration (Ice Cream Social)

7:30 - 9:00 - Worship

9:15 - 10:15 - Small Groups

10:30 - Go to Fieldstone

11:30 - Lights Out



8:15 - Leave for Wesley

8:45 - Breakfast (Cereal and Breakfast Bars and Fruit)

9:30 - Worship

11:15 - Small Groups

12:30 - Lunch

1:30 - Free Time (Scavenger Hunt and Your Choice)

5:30 - Dinner

7:00 - Worship

8:45 - Small Groups

10:15 - Go to Fieldstone

10:30 - Youth Group Time

11:30 - Lights Out



8:15 - Wake Up, Clean Up, and Pack Up

9:00 - Leave for Wesley

9:30 - Group Picture at Wesley

10:00 - Worship


  • Photo Scavenger Hunt around VT Campus 

    • Wesley will be providing this for your group!

  • Frank's Cinebowl

  • Xtreme Springz Trampoline Park

  • NRV Superbowl

  • Climbing Gym

  • Plenty of Hiking Opportunities

  • Escape Room

    • “Puzzlr is a creative puzzle company. Our team built Puzzlr from scratch coming together and building the best puzzle and escape rooms around. Our rooms are filled with interactive puzzles, riddles, and clues that your group must find to escape the room or complete the objective. Book a room to engage in a fun group activity with your family, friends, and co-workers.”

    • 700 North Main St (Suite G) Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

    • https://puzzlr.us/

  • Disc Golf

    • A course at the CRC and in Christiansburg (ask for more details)

  • Movie at Wesley in the Auditorium

    • Popcorn provided!

    • Movie TBD

  • Volleyball at Wesley (Weather permitting)

    • Ball provided!!  

Don't Forget!!
  1. A Bible!

  2. Sleeping Bags

  3. Air Mattresses

  4. Toiletries

  5. Towels (if you shower!)

  6. Games to play at Fieldstone UMC

  7. An open and loving Spirit! 

  8. Snacks for your group

  9. A willingness to grow and learn together!

Worship and Small Groups

Games and Lip Sync Battles at the start of each worship!
Each church will have either a Lip Sync Battle or a Game to participate in throughout the weekend.  The lip sync battles will be sent to the churches by Tuesday of the week of the Retreat.  You can choose from a list of songs provided.  Make it fun and entertaining!! 

The games will be easy and appropriate!  We will call for churches and get several youth to come up and do the game.  

Students from Wesley will be giving testimonies throughout each service.
Some of these might bring up questions and issues with your youth.  We ask that you have time within your youth group each night and after to process and share.  Don't worry...it isn't anything that they are not prepared to discuss/handle. 

Students from Wesley will lead the small groups.
Our students will be coached on small group leading and have fun games and also some good discussion.  Youth leaders will meet with Bret during the first small group time for some Q&A.  Small groups will be broken down by Middle School and High School with a good mixture from different churches.  Please help us keep it this way.